In black and white photographs of Gunther Knop, the naked female body becomes an abstract composition.
Gunther Knop did not want to photograph girls of model appearance; he was more interested in ordinary New Yorkers. But nudity is a sensitive topic, so at first it was difficult to find volunteers. Soon he had a compilation of photographs with which it became easier to explain his intentions to women.
The photographer says: “My goal will always be to photograph real women for the sake of their personal reflection and the transformation of ideas into works of art that represent women as they see themselves.”
A naked female body, caught in the network of the play of light and shadow in the photographs of Gunther Knop, becomes a part of an abstract composition and even a geometric or almost architectural object.